The FBI, CIA and sundry journalists have concentrated on North Korea's apparently thriving arms trade, and discovered a global enterprise. The North Koreans have been very secretive about this business, and for good reason. Egypt has been an active partner with North Korea for some two decades, sharing missile building technology. None of this has progressed much behind the primitive (by today's standards) liquid fueled SCUD type ballistic missiles. North Korea, Egypt, Pakistan, China and Iraq have all been involved in a convoluted trade of missile technology.